My eyes closed again and I allowed myself, perhaps even willed myself, to be overcome by Helega's closeness and her perfume and the slow movement of her body pressed against mine.
And yet! Her fingers, once so soft and warm on my face, suddenly felt cold and hard on the back of my neck!
It was a passing sensation, merely. Feeling tender and warm again, I reasoned what I felt was either her fingernails or I had misjudged by own senses. My eyes flickered open. Her enthralling smile reassured me, and I sank again into our comforting bond of togetherness.